veterinarian

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin veterinarius ‎(farrier", "cattle doctor", "veterinarian), from veterinum ‎(beast of burden), from vehiterinum, from veho ‎(to bear", "to carry)

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veterinarian ‎(plural veterinarians)

  1. A medical doctor who treats non-human animals.

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  • In many jurisdictions, the use of the name veterinarian is restricted by law to persons with specific degrees or licenses.

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